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Public resources need transparency

Resources such as water, electricity and natural gas can be monopolized by State-owned enterprises to avoid waste. However, many monopoly enterprises use their privilege to charge residents excessively, because the latter as the weaker side have no other choice available....

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Library welcomes tramps

Hangzhoumunicipal library, in East China’s Zhejiang province, has been praised as “the warmest library in history” because it provides tramps with both a physical and spiritual home during opening hours, the Legal Evening News reported. A group of vagrants attracted...

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Passengers praise new subway, moan slow transfer

Metro Line 2 officially started commercial operation yesterday and many passengers were pleased with its more spacious cars, air conditioning and ticketing machines, but they also complained that the transfer between Line 1 and Line 2 is not convenient. An...

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Hangzhou-born swimming champion penalized for doping

Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year before returning to competition, officials revealed yesterday. The double Olympic champion and 1,500 meters world record-holder from Hangzhou won three gold medals at the Asian Games after...

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Xiangshan campus of the China Academy of Art

SOME campus buildings are unusual with rough facades built of misaligned bricks and tiles and the gates are not the usual shape, all of which attract filmmakers. Hit TV show “Hurry Up, Brother,” a game show where guests complete missions...

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Xixi Wetlands

XIXI National Wetland Park is crisscrossed by six main watercourses with branching streams and fishponds that attract more than 80 species of birds. Xixi gained recognition in renowned director Feng Xiaogang’s blockbuster movie “If You Are the One.” Thereafter it...

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Nanshan Road

NANSHAN Road is flanked by lush phoenix trees. They provide shade from the blazing sun in summer. In the autumn the golden leaves bring a sense of tranquility to the city. Buildings dotted along the road match the quiet surroundings....

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Filmmakers look to S. Korea for inspiration

Filmmakers, investors and actors attending the Sino-Korean Culture Interchange Summit, held last week in Hangzhou, discuss the development of the entertainment industries in China and South Korea. THE South Korean television series “My Love from the Stars” stormed Asia last...